Monthly Archives: January 2014


St Brigid’s Festival, Faughart Tour

On Thursday 30th January, the RE Department took a group of Year 8 and Year 10 pupils to St Brigid’s Shrine in Faughart.   It was part of the St Brigid’s Festival and the pupils enjoyed a guided tour of the Shrine and St Brigid’s graveyard.  Pupils were shown how to make a St Brigid’s Cross and had the opportunity to get blessed at the stream.   A very enjoyable ... [read more]

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Catholic Schools Week

Pictured are Year 8 students who recently participated in a school assembly to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2014 was: Catholic Schools: Places of faith and learning.  During the week students reflected on five keys headings in school and RE lessons.  These headings were: Welcome; word; wisdom; worship and witness. ... [read more]


St. Joseph’s hold very successful open night

The school recently held its open night. The attendance was excellent.  Prospective pupils and parents were treated to musical delights from the students and were ably guided around the school and were afforded the opportunity to experience the school first hand.  The event was a great ... [read more]

Launch of Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week takes place from 26th January – 2nd February 2014.  Pupils and staff from St Joseph’s were honoured by being invited to be part of the entrance procession at a special Mass in Armagh Cathedral.  The Mass was concelebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Mr Jones, Mrs Hollywood, Mrs Quinn, Claire Mackin and Ryan Sheerin carried banners to represent key words associated with Catholic Education – Welcome, Word, Wisdom, Worship and ... [read more]


Yr 10 Science trip to Planetarium

Monday 20th January 2014 Mr Nugent, Miss Oliver , Mrs Rafferty and Mrs T Reel accompanied by 51 eager pupils headed for Armagh Planetarium and an “out of this world “experience. We took a brisk tour of the astropark and then progressed to the main building where we met our guide and presenter called Michael. We had opted for BEYOND THE BLUE: A Stargazing Journey” in the digital theatre. ( live presenter-led show) Produced by Armagh ... [read more]

Welcome to St.Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school website. St Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen is a non selective, co-educational post primary school that welcomes and values all pupils from 11 – 18 years, and encourages them to be the best that they can be.

St. Joseph’s works in partnership with parents and pupils to maximise the academic and creative potential of all pupils enabling them to achieve the highest educational standards, thereby enriching their lives, the community and the economy.

As a Catholic school we promote dignity, self esteem, respect and foster the faith of all pupils. We pride ourselves on being a community in which each individual is recognised and valued.